takeover bid
an offer made by one company to the shareholders of another company to acquire sufficient shares in that other company to give it control. See merger.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


takeover bid
n. An attempt to assume control or management of a corporation by another corporation, generally by purchase of all outstanding stock.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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